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First Day of Black History Month in the United States

Is First Day of Black History Month a Public Holiday?

This is not a public holiday. Government and public offices, businesses, and schools are not closed for this observation but may hold special events and outreach programs to commemorate the beginning of the month-long annual observation.

First Day of Black History Month Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016MonFeb 1First Day of Black History MonthAnnual monthly observance
2017WedFeb 1First Day of Black History MonthAnnual monthly observance
2018ThuFeb 1First Day of Black History MonthAnnual monthly observance
2019FriFeb 1First Day of Black History MonthAnnual monthly observance
2020SatFeb 1First Day of Black History MonthAnnual monthly observance
2021MonFeb 1First Day of Black History MonthAnnual monthly observance
2022TueFeb 1First Day of Black History MonthAnnual monthly observance
2023WedFeb 1First Day of Black History MonthAnnual monthly observance
2024ThuFeb 1First Day of Black History MonthAnnual monthly observance
2025SatFeb 1First Day of Black History MonthAnnual monthly observance
2026SunFeb 1First Day of Black History MonthAnnual monthly observance

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